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Travel Recipes Wanted!

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1. Posted by syosef (Full Member 1 posts) 9y

My dear fellow travelers,

Throughout my travels these past few years, one scene has played over and over. I am standing in a closet-like hostel kitchen, sweating and toiling to put the final touches on a cheap and hearty meal and I look over and see a group of dedicated travel chefs preparing an amazing looking stew or a crème brulee or some other hostel oddity that makes my spaghetti and canned tomato sauce look so sad and lonely.

To this end, I thought it would be a great idea to tap into this pool of cooking genius, for everyone’s sake (and yes, mine too). I am currently working on publishing a backpackers’ recipe book, with the idea of compiling short recipes that any backpacker can make quickly with limited resources and hopefully local ingredients. I want your recipe- a chance to get your recipe and name published.

Here are the criteria:

It cannot use more than 10 ingredients, spices included.

It must not be too resource-heavy. In other words, any fellow backpacker should be able to make it with limited kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and TIME. We all understand what some hostel kitchens are like, so just keep this in mind.

It can be representative of the place where you are cooking (aka use local ingredients) or your home country. Just make it quick, easy and cheap.

To submit a recipe, please email me through this thread, website or at -snip- and include the recipe, its title, your full name, home country, and contact information. If the recipe is location-specific (eg Pilar’s Peruvian Papas) please mention this, and also the total cost of the ingredients in local currency. This is not a necessity but would be helpful. Thank you and bon appetit!

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2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Here's one I like, my mum has made it for years. Its dead easy and great for poor students too, I make it from what's left in the cupboard when I can't be bothered to go to the supermarket. I made it in Melbourne, but I couldn't find black-eye beans so I used canellini beans, not as good, but still yummy. It can be cooked in 15-20 minutes.

Spicy Peanutty Black-Eye Beans:

1 Onion chopped
1 can tomatoes
1 can cooked black-eye beans (drained and rinsed)
approx 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon chilli powder (less or more depending on your taste)

Fry the onion until golden. Add the chilli and fry for about 30 seconds more, then add the canned tomatoes (and their juice) and black eye beans. Heat and stir for a few minutes until the beans are hot through, then add several tablespoons of peanut butter until the sauce is thick.

Serve with boiled rice, perhaps drizzled with a bit of lemon juice if you have it.

Great with a good red wine!


[ Edit: Edited on Dec 28, 2006, at 10:15 AM by Clarabell ]

3. Posted by hillis (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Not quite what you were asking for, but here's a cheap and easy drink recipe that will taste good and knock you out so sweetly and gently:

1 pitcher
1 can of frozen lemonade
1 small bottle of citrus-flavored vodka
1 weak beer

Make lemonade in the usual way, with 2 canfuls of water and 1 canful of the vodka. Pour in the beer. That's it. A cheap and easy cocktail next time your friends want to get trashed without blowing another fortune at the bars.

4. Posted by hillis (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Forgot to mention the name: someone told me it's called a "skip and go naked." But you can call it anything, I suppose.

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

If all else fails, canned food + plastic spoon/fork device wash it down with box juice and crackers. Great for train hopping, but not exactly something you would want to live on for more than a day.